A Victorian tiled floor looks great but, to keep it intact, it needs lots of care and attention. Most period hallway tiling designs combine plain tiles and encaustic tiles (with different coloured clays inlaid to create a design) which tend to get ingrained with dirt.
The best way to maintain these tiles is to clean them with an alkaline cleaner. Once this is done, re-seal them so that they won't absorb any further spills or dirt. There are a range of products on the market that work particularly well on Victorian tiles: Original Features sells Tile Restorer for cleaning, Golvpolish for sealing, and a mild detergent called Superfloor that can be used to wash the floor on a regular basis. They also sell a Complete Cleaning Pack that is intended for use on geometric tiled floors.
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Millie Hurst was Senior Content Editor at Ideal Home from 2020-2022, and is now Section Editor at Homes & Gardens. Before stepping into the world of interiors, she worked as a Senior SEO Editor for News UK in both London and New York. You can usually find her looking up trending terms and finding real-life budget makeovers our readers love. Millie came up with the website's daily dupes article which gives readers ways to curate a stylish home for less.
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